Seven HEM seniors played their final home basketball games last Friday, February 19th, against the Guernsey-Sunrise Vikings. The Lady Miners topped the Lady Vikings 42 to 25, and the boys’ team whipped the Vikings 65 to 26. Both the Miners and the Lady Miners finished second in the Southeast division. The boys won eleven games out of sixteen. The girls won ten games out of eighteen. In the regional matchups in Sheridan on Thursday, February 25th, the boys will play #3 NSI at 7:30 and the girls will play #3 Midwest at 6:00 p.m. The outcomes will determine the subsequent regional games on Friday and Saturday.
HERE ARE THE GRADUATING SENIORS:
DARBY BOWEN is the daughter of Packy and Jennifer Bowen. She started school in Elk Mountain in pre-school. Before leaving HEM, Darby will have earned nine varsity letters, competing in four years of volleyball and basketball and one year of track. She has also been involved National Honor Society, FFA, H-Club, and FCCLA. She plans to attend LCCC this fall but is yet undecided on a major.
HALEY CLARK is the daughter of Paul and Crystal Clark. She started school in Elk Mountain as a kindergartener. While at HEM, Haley has been involved in National Honor Society, FFA, FCCLA, FBLA, H-Club, Band, and is a member of the State Sportsmanship Council. She will earn twelve varsity letters before graduation. She has participated in volleyball, basketball, and track throughout her time at HEM. She plans to study secondary education and would like to become a history teacher.
ANDREW FINN is the son of Kelly and Cheryl Finn. He started school at HEM in the 10th grade. While at HEM Andrew participated in basket-ball for three years. He also has been active in band. Andrew plans to attend college where he would like to pursue a degree in computer programming. Down the line, he plans to be working as a video game developer and programmer.
JASON NOWAK is the son of Don and Aimee Claice. He started school in Hanna as a kindergartener. He has participated in football, basketball, and track while at HEM. Jason has earned ten varsity letters to this point and is on pace to join the “12 Season Club” by earning two more varsity letters this year. He has also been active in FFA, NHS, H–Club, and FBLA. Jason will join the Air Force after graduation. He is a part of the Delayed Entry Program and will be fully enlisted this August.
WYATT PHILLIPS is the son of Harold and Christina Phillips. He started school in Hanna in kindergarten. He may earn eleven varsity letters before graduation. He participated in football, basketball, and track. Wyatt has been involved in National Honor Society, FBLA, FCCLA, Student Council, Spanish Club, and H-Club. He has competed at National FBLA competitions twice and has been the student body president twice. After graduation Wyatt will attend the UW where he will enter the biology program in preparation for med school.
AARON SCOTT is the son of Zack and Rene Scott. He moved to Medicine Bow from South Dakota to start his third grade year. Aaron will earn the “12 Season Award,” having lettered in football, basketball, and track all four years of high school. He has also been involved in National Honor Society, Student Council, FBLA, Spanish Club, and H-Club. Next year Aaron will attend the University of Wyoming.
JAKE SUTTER is the son of David and Mindee Sutter. He started school in Hanna in Wee Folks. While at HEM, Jake has been involved in football, basketball, and track. He is on pace to earn nine varsity letters. Jake has also been involved in National Honor Society, FFA, and H-Club. After graduation, Jake plans on going to Thompson Falls, Montana, to attend school at ATTC to become a taxidermist.